Gibbons & Palm Oil
Gibbons are some of the fastest animals in the rain forests. Specially adapted to life in the trees, they move through the rain forest canopy by brachiating, swinging by their arms at speeds up to 35 mph and crossing gaps up to 50 ft. What happens when there are no more trees to swing through? Nearly all species of gibbons are endangered including our Buff-cheeked. The number one cause is deforestation for agriculture and palm oil plantations. Find out how palm oil, which is used in over 50% of products on supermarket shelves, is responsible for the mass destruction of tropical habitats driving many animals to the brink of extinction.
Red Wolves & Coexistence
Red Wolves are a critically endangered species. They and all wolves were driven to near extinction mostly due to one word…fear. The Big Bad Wolf syndrome caused humans to exterminate this fearsome predator without understanding the benefits and balance they provide within an ecosystem. It is more important than ever for people to learn how to coexist with native animals like wolves.
Snow Leopards & Communities
Snow Leopards are vulnerable to extinction. Niabi’s long-time conservation partner, the Snow Leopard Trust, works to protect Snow Leopards in the wild. They cannot do it alone. They work directly with communities in countries like Mongolia, India, Kyrgyzstan and others to get local people to value and protect these mysterious cats. Learn how Niabi supports the efforts of those communities and is helping to save Snow Leopards.
Tamarins & Rainforests
Tamarins are small monkeys with a big problem. The tropical forests in which they live are disappearing. Many like the Cotton top tamarin are critically endangered due to deforestation for cattle ranching, agriculture, and urban development. Find out what can be done to help tamarins and all the animals in the rain forests.